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Child Growth and Development Child development refers to the biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy.

Eating and Diabetes This two-part module stresses the importance of wise food choices and portion sizes to keep blood glucose in target range. Blood glucose levels are explained in depth, as well as the effects of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia). Instructions on how to construct a meal plan and how to determine serving sizes are also explained.

Gestational Diabetes This module defines gestational diabetes (found for the first time when a woman is pregnant), including how it will affect the newborn. Detailed treatment methods are also discussed.

Malnutrition Malnutrition is a condition that develops when the body does not get the proper amount of protein, energy (calories), vitamins, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function.


Nutrition for Children Proper nutrition is important for the overall health of children. Proper nutrition can prevent many medical problems, including obesity, weak bones and diabetes. It also helps children grow to their full potential both physically and mentally.

Nutrition Overview This module provides a general introduction to nutrition and discusses the role that nutrients such as carbohydrates, grains, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water play in order to nourish and sustain a healthy body. The course also presents World Health Organization guidelines for maintaining a balanced diet.

Obesity Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is more than just about a person's appearance. It also increases the risk of diseases and health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Physical Activity and Diabetes This module demonstrates how physical activity can help to control diabetes, providing applicable ways to be more active in everyday life. The benefits of aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching are listed, as well as precautions to take when exercising.